Beautiful wild places are waiting to be explored, along with ancient castles and other historic buildings, small towns and villages full of colour, history, and culture. Colourful art galleries, unique shopping experiences, gondola or funicular trips to the top of mountains, and scenic steam train journeys will appeal to others. Children will love fun-filled days at the Adventure Forestry Park, Folk Park, Wild Life Park, Reindeer Centre, Tree Zone, and Zip Trek, the longest zip wire in the UK. There are endless great places to eat, where fabulous fresh local produce is served daily.
Castles, Gardens and Historical Sites
Scotland is bursting with castles and historic buildings, ranging from fascinating ruins to well-preserved gems set in dramatic landscapes, and many of these places have beautiful gardens. Alternatively, you may choose to visit one of Scotland’s beautiful coastal gardens warmed by the Gulf Stream, creating an almost subtropical climate that allows plants that are rarely seen in the UK to grow and thrive there.
Fun-Filled Family Visits
The simple act of going for a walk together in a beautiful rural setting, and just taking in what is around you can be a magical experience. To add some variety to your stay there are some great child-friendly, fun-filled and memorable visits for the whole family to enjoy. Hand-feeding Reindeer in a mountain environment but just a few minutes walk from the car, making a splash at the end of a water slide, finding your way along a treetop walk or adventure course, whizzing down a zipline or a forest rollercoaster, or watching the antics of snow monkeys are just a few examples of what you can do with family and friends.
We have put together a few examples to help you plan your stay.
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Other Activities at Ben Alder
Adventures On Water
Due to the natural landscape of plentiful rivers, lochs, and a vast coastline Scotland has become a draw for an…
Adventures On Land
Cycle through ancient woodland or round a graded technical course, scale a Munro and admire the panoramic view from the…
There are a numerous local places to eat to suit a variety of different appetites. In addition you will find…
Scotland has over 500 courses to choose from, ranging from our famous links courses, inland courses among the rolling green…
Fishing & Sporting
Guests staying in our lodges are welcome to fish on Loch Ericht and Loch Rannoch from the bank or you…
From adrenaline thrills to relaxing therapies, workshops, and delicious culinary delights, we have put together some ideas, which will hopefully…
Festivals, Highland Games, sporting events
A number of stunning Lochs are within easy reach of all of our lodges.